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    Struts and springs

    What's a good strut and spring with no modification needed. All around 800 if possible. I want at least a 1.5 drop in the front and a 1.0 in the rear. I have a 2004 wrx wagon. Hard to find parts for these that I feel ok buying cause one thing says one then another says the other -_-. HELP LOL


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    racecomp springs. dunno the drop though. bilstein shocks

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    When did Bilstein come out with a fitment for an '04 WRX wagon?


    OP - your goals are unrealistic financially. Also, without using your stock strut bodies you are going to end up with sedan fitment struts that are going to mess up your alignment. It is not hard to cut the struts for inserts and you can get the holes drilled by a shop. Inserts are in no way inferior.

    What you need are a set of Koni inserts installed and a set of the RCE yellow sedan springs. Bonus points if you replace the tophats (Com-C for the front).

    Note to add 10-15mm to the drop since that is from STi stock height and you are starting higher.

    Racecomp Engineering Yellow Lowering Springs Subaru STI 2004-2007 GDF300 at RallySportDirect.com

    Koni Insert Install Step-by-Step (56K Warning) - NASIOC

    I'm not sure if they are still making these - looks like they are getting scarce. Be sure you get '04.
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    I'm on a budget and I know what I can afford. I'm not looking for the best setup out there. I was thing kyb excel g's. I know they aren't any performance upgrade and I was thinking of the tein s tech for springs. So do u know any budget setups then. And they both come for 04 wrx wagon


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    The excel is a stock type strut. They will not be adequate for stiffer springs like the RCE I recommended. Are yours shot? Otherwise it isn't worth it to replace them. They are certainly a wear item though so your call.

    The tein S are just for looks - they suck otherwise. These are good springs to use with stock type struts:
    Swift Sport Springs, 2004-2007 WRX Wagon | Mann Engineering
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    Ya mine r shot


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    Because budget --- lowering springs from RCE, I think the blacks work with stock-ish struts. Or whatever other springs out there work with stock struts. Then for the struts tokico blue or KYB Excel-G/GR-2. YOu might be able to squeeze all of that with $800.

    You get a little performance upgrade, a little drop, and new struts since yours are blown. This is not a high performance setup but it will give you a minor upgrade over stock.

    I would stay away from tein S-tech at all costs....

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    I am thinking kyb g2 and swift sport springs that comes out to 648 something on fastwrx


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    Those aren't bad. A lot of people like that setup, but usually upgrade down the road. Do you plan on racing at all?

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    Nope just have fun on the road lol


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    I have RCE blacks on my wagon. They are about the same rates as the yellows but drop less. Will destroy stock struts for sure.
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    My bad

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    NP - I just happen to have them so it is a brand I've looked at more than casually.

    Apparently google considers me #1 too

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